Hey Bookworms! Welcome to our August Calendar Girls Books discussion! In case you don’t know what this is, it is an event that takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month, the creators chose a theme and you pick a book that fits this theme! This event is hosted by, Flavia @Flavia the Bibliophile and Melanie @MNBernard Books. Head over to their blogs to find out more! We’re so excited to be participating in this discussion! This month’s theme is: Best Historical Fiction. Let’s get started!
Dawlyn: I’m personally really excited about this theme because Historical Fiction is my all time favorite genre! I fell in love with it when my teacher read Bud, Not Buddy By: Christopher Paul Curtis to our first grade class, and it quickly became one of my favorite books of my childhood.
Krista: I have not read that much historical fiction myself. However, I am very excited for this month’s theme because I recently read the book we chose to talk about below, and it is now my all time favorite book! It definitely made me want to pick up more historical fiction, and I will be doing so in the near future!!
Our pick for this month’s theme is,The Book Thief by Markus Zusack.
This book is not only a 5 star rating for us both, but it is also one of our favorite books! We won’t go into much detail here because we recently wrote a Spoiler Free Review and a Spoilery Discussion for this book which you can find here and here. If you haven’t read this book, we definitely recommend it. It is a beautiful novel that you can enjoy whether you are new to the historical fiction genre, or you’ve been reading it for a while.
Thanks so much for taking the time out to read our post! We’re so happy to be participating in the Calendar GIrls event and we look forward to hearing from others who are participating in it as well. Let us know if you’ve read this book and feel free to share links to your August Calendar Girls post!!